Belgium: Competition Council

08 August 2013

A new Law on the Protection of Economic Competition was enacted on 3 April 2013 (Book IV of the Belgian Code of Economic Law), and is likely to enter into force in autumn 2013. It will overhaul the structure of the Belgian Competition Authority. The Competition Council (both the College of Competition Prosecutors (the investigative body) and the Assembly of Councillors (the decision-making body)) and the Directorate-General for Competition will cease to exist. The new Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) will be an independent administrative agency. Its board will be composed of the president of the BCA, the competition prosecutor general, the chief economist and the general counsel.